I want to tell you something funny. Two days earlier I had a dream, I was cooking while smoking and someone told me "I've never seen someone cooking while smoking," and I casually said "Now you have,". In one particular scene on A Tale of Springtime, Eve was peeling potatoes with a lit cigarette between her fingers. Guess what Natacha stated? "I've never seen someone cooking while smoking".
Rohmer = talk, usually thoughtful talk; in this case very thoughtful talk as the protagonist teaches philosophy and that occasionally becomes the topic of conversation. Love is also discussed. And life. And desires. People manipulate. People are manipulated. People realize they have been manipulated and respond with varying degrees of annoyance or anger. All much more interesting and engaging than it sounds.